Second model of Louis Moinet’s Mecanograph City Limited Edition collection is the Mecanograph Qatar. Qatar’s capital city Doha skyline gets the honor after New York City. Just like New York, Doha has made a name for itself in the Middle East as a skyscraper city, highlight of it is the breathtaking metropolitan landscape of West Bay district with its remarkable glass buildings.
The Meconograph Doha features on the right side of the dial a hand engraved and embossed West Bay skyline against a star-studded dark background. Embedded between 1 o’clock and 2 o’clock is the fragments of the legendary meteorite QATAR 001. The QATAR 001 is the only meteorite ever found in Qatar and the name has been confirmed by the Meteoritical Society. Origin of the meteorite is said to be from the asteroid belt located between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. It traveled over 260 million kilometers before landing in the area of Jariyan al Batnah.
Other than the meteorite and the skyline, all design details are same as the Meconograph New York. Other details of the dual faced dial include Louis Moinet’s signature Gouttes de Rosée hour and second hands, and small seconds sub-dial at 9 o’clock. Movement is visible from the front on the left side.
The Meconograph Qatar is offered in two versions with each limited to just 60 pieces each. The 43.5 mm case is available in 18 karat gold or grade 5 titanium. Its automatic movement, Caliber LM31 is COSC certified and made in collaboration with Cencepto. It has a power reserve of 48 hours and a 4 Hz frequency. Water resistance up to 50 m. Case has a six-screw bezel, interchangeable crown tube system, polished finish and sapphire crystal front and back. The movement is visible through the case back.
The Meconograph Qatar comes on a black hand-sewn Louisiana alligator strap with alligator leather lining and a double folding clasp in stainless steel.
Source: Louis Moinet